Trip report Chronology

2016 trip reports

Full chronological listing of my trip reports in 2016, starting at the most recent, along with links to individual trip reports.

Map of summer 2016 climbing roadtrip.

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TR #
Summit/Area (LINKS)
Route
State
Area
Rock Type
Partner(s)(List of Partners)
Month Year
(no TR)
ELK MOUNTAIN
snow-covered trail

BC

N Cascades (HWY 1 - BC)
-
Jason Cullum
Dec2016
240

JOSHUA TREE

Winter Break 2016/17
various great climbs all over JTree (5.5 days and 40+ climbs)

CA

Joshua Tree
Granite
Jason Cullum
Dec2016
239

YOSEMITE

  1. MANURE PILE BUTTRESS
  2. MIDDLE CATHEDRAL ROCK
  3. EL CAPITAN
  4. HIGHER CATHEDRAL ROCK
  1. Nutcracker (5.8, 5p, 600')
  2. East Buttress (5.10c or 5.9 A0, 11p, 1100')
  3. East Buttress (5.10b, 13p, 1400')
  4. Northeast Buttress (5.9+, 11p, 900')

CA

Yosemite
Granite
Nathan Petrosian, Ryan Richardson
Sept2016
238
East Face Direct (5.10d, 800', 6p)

CA

Sierra
Granite
Jeff Lodas
Sept2016
237
Irene's Arête (5.8, 7p)

WY

Tetons
Gneiss & Schist
Sarah Inwood, Ben Ungs
Sept2016
236

DEEP LAKE

  1. LOST TEMPLE SPIRE
  2. STEEPLE PEAK
  3. HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN
  4. HAYSTACK MOUNTAN
  5. HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN
  1. SW Arête (5.10b, ~9p)
  2. North Ridge (5.9, ~5p)
  3. Southern Wall, Left (5.10c, ~9p)
  4. Minor Dihedral (5.9, ~8p)
  5. Central Corner (5.9, ~5p)

WY

Wind Rivers
Granite
Jeff Lodas
Aug2016
235
Fire on the Mountain (5.10d, 1000')

WA

N Cascades (Mtn Loop)
Diorite
DR
Aug2016
234
Springbok Arête (/w direct start) (5.11a, 1600', ~13 pitches)

BC

Anderson River
Granite
DR
Aug2016
233

NESAKWATCH AREA

  1. MT. REXFORD
  2. SOUTH NESAKWATCH SPIRE
  3. NORTH NESAKWATCH SPIRE
  1. West Ridge (5.5, 700')
  2. Dairyland (5.10d, 700')
  3. Southwest Ridge (5.9, 700')

BC

N Cascades (HWY 1 - BC)
Granite
Will Surbur
Aug2016
232
West Face (5.11+/12-, 8+p, 850')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 2)
Grano-diorite
John Plotz
Aug2016
231
The Valkyrie (5.10, 6-7p, 900')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 2)
Grano-diorite
Janet Arendall
Aug2016
230

BUGABOOS

  1. SOUTH HOWSER TOWER
  2. BUGABOO SPIRE
  3. SNOWPATCH SPIRE
  4. SNOWPATCH SPIRE
  1. Beckey-Chouinard (5.10, 2000')
  2. NE Ridge (5.8, 1500')
  3. Sunshine Crack (5.11-, 900')
  4. Surf's Up (aka SW Ridge) (5.9, 700')

BC

Bugaboos
Granite
Jon Pobst, James Fletcher, Stewart Matthiesen
July2016
229

PASAYTEN

  1. THE DEACON (BC)
  2. CATHEDRAL PEAK
  3. AMPHITHEATER MOUNTAIN
  1. North to South (3rd)
  2. Southeast Buttress (5.9, 1000')
  3. West Ridge (3rd)

WA

BC

Pasayten (HWY 20)
Granite
Janet Arendall
July2016
228
Bedal Basin to SE Shelf to Corkscrew Route (4th)

WA

N Cascades (Mtn Loop)
Diorite
Rad Roberts
July2016
227
Dreamer Direct / Urban Bypass (5.10b, 1000')

WA

N Cascades (Mtn Loop)
Granite
Janet Arendall
July2016
226

STUART + SHERPA LINK-UP

  1. MT. STUART
  2. SHERPA PEAK
  1. North Ridge Direct + Gendarme (5.9, 3000')
  2. West Ridge (5.5, 450')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 2)
Grano-diorite
Jon Pobst
June2016
225

PAISANO + BURGUNDY LINK UP

  1. PAISANO PINNACLE
  2. BURGUNDY SPIRE
  1. West Ridge (5.8+, 600')
  2. North Face (5.8+, 800')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
Granite
Sam Bedell
June2016
224
Beckey-Tate (5.9, 900')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
Granite
Sam Bedell
June2016
223
Ragged Edge (5.7, 700')

WA

N Cascades (Mtn Loop)
Granite
Sam Bedell
June2016
222
Mile High Club (5.10-, 700')

WA

N Cascades (Mtn Loop)
Metamor-phosed Sandstone
Sam Bedell
June2016
221
4 days and lots of climbs

ID

City of Rocks
Granite
Jeff Lodas, Terry Price
June2016
219
220
(no TRs for some)

SQUAMISH

Spring 2016
  1. The Grand Wall (5.11a A0, 10p)
  2. Cragging at The Papoose
  3. Rock On + Squamish Buttress (5.10c, 4p / 5.10c, 5p)
  4. Cragging at Smoke Bluffs
  5. The Great Game (5.10d, 4p)
  6. Borderline + Blazing Saddles (5.10d, 4p / 5.10b, 2p)
  7. Calculus Crack + Karen's Math (5.8, 6p / 5.10a, 1p)
  8. Cragging at the Malamute

BC

Squamish
Granite
John Plotz, Jon Pobst, Todd Anderson
May2016
218(a-c)

SNOW CREEK WALL

Spring 2016
  1. Iconoclast (5.11a (with Psychopath and Yellow Wall variations), 6p, 800' (part of a full-day Iconoclast-Mary Jane Dihedral-Outer Space link-up))
  2. Mary Jane Dihedral (5.9, 6p, 800' (IC-MJD-OS link-up))
  3. Outer Space (5.9, 4-7p, 800' (IC-MJD-OS link-up))

WA

Leavenworth (HWY 2)
Diorite
John Plotz
Apr2016
217
Davis-Holland to Lovin' Arms (5.10c, 6p)

WA

Index (HWY 2)
Granite
Todd Anderson
Apr2016
216
Condorphamine Addiction (10b, 675')

WA

Leavenworth (HWY 2)
Granite
Will Surbur
Apr2016
215

RED ROCKS

Spring Break 2016
  1. BLACK ARCH WALL
  2. WHISKEY PEAK
  3. FRIGID AIR BUTTRESS
  4. EAGLE WALL
  5. ANGEL FOOD WALL
  6. WHISKEY PEAK
  7. BLACK VELVET WALL
  1. Black Orpheus (5.9+/10a, 8-11 p, 1370')
  2. Wholesome Fullback (5.10a, 2-3p, 230') and Our Father (5.10d, 3p, 240')
  3. Frigid Air Buttress (5.9+, 7-10p, 940')
  4. Eagle Dance (5.10c A0, 9p, 900')
  5. Tunnel Vision (5.7+, 6p, 750')
  6. Ixtlan (5.11c, 4-8p, 665')
  7. The Gobbler (5.9, 2 pitches, 200') to Fiddler on the Roof (5.10d, first 2 pitches, ~250')

NV

Red Rocks
Aztec Sandstone
James Huang, Maia Baegent, Nick Weicht
March2016
214
Smithbrook Road access (snow-covered)

WA

N Cascades (HWY 2)
-
Andrea Brown, Brett Dyson, Brian Walkenhauer
Jan2016